22nd Jul2019

‘MLW: Fusion’ Wrestling Review (July 20th 2019)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s review of Major League Wrestling: Fusion, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have a couple of big matches this week, so don’t touch that dial.


Match #1: Alexander Hammerstone defeated Davey Boy Smith Jr. – Major League Wrestling National Openweight Championship Match

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The fireworks in first of Fusion’s two main events didn’t begin in ring as Alexander Hammerstone and Richard Holliday were interviewed earlier in the day by new MLW correspondent Georgia Smith. Being the sister of Davey Boy, Georgia had to suffer the unsavory words of Hammerstone who wanted to show Georgia what a real man looks like. That couldn’t of sat well with Davey who found himself walking to the ring on his own as both Teddy and Brian were having flight trouble. Champion Hammerstone was flagged by MJF, Holliday and Aria Blake and they certainly played a factor in this singles match for the Openweight Title.

The two big men used a mixture of power, punches and technical prowess in attempts to subdue one another, but the Openweight Champ took one too many occasions to showboat and that played into Davey Boy’s favor. Davey used the strength and skill his father gave him to better Hammerstone in a battle of German suplexes and landed an all-too-impressive Bulldog bomb in which he rolled over into a jackknife pin attempt. The Dynasty wouldn’t know fair game if it was echoed through Holliday’s Air Pods as MJF saw Hammer in peril and spit on Davey Boy’s Canadian flag. That sent DB over the edge and he used that very flag to inflict retribution against the trio, but it also cost him a disqualification.

My Opinion: 3.5 out of 5 – This was an excellent prize fight that had more than enough action for less than ten minutes of time. It’s nice to see a match succeed past its limitations (time issues). Hammerstone is already looking like a convincing champion, but he needs a legitimate victory, not a flimsy DQ. Overall, this was quite good for some-thing that deserved more time.

Match #2: (Main Event) Los Parks defeated The Wagners

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The Wagners literally got the early jump on Los Parks as they did a stereo suicide dive onto their generational rivals. The Wagners showcased their doctorates in lucha libre as they controlled a hefty part of the match, until LA Park assisted his son in one spectacular looking Spanish fly. The offensive cherry on top for Los Parks happened to be returning the favor to the Wagners on the suicide dives. Matters got more heated however when LA Park ripped off Dr. Wagner Jr.’s mask and that charged the father up enough to go on the attack. The sons eventually had a showdown and it’s El Hijo de Dr. Wagner Jr. who took over, until El Hijo de LA Park found his footing and both boys slug one another down to the mat. Soon after Dr. Wagner Jr. almost got the fall on LA Park, but El Hijo made the save for The Chairman by pulling referee Frank Gastineau to the outside. The chaos found its way to the outside as well as Cornette and Bocchini have to run for the hills as their table is used for suplex purposes. Los Parks were the ones to find the thrill of victory however as LA Park’s veteran savvy was showcased in the midsection of El Hijo de Dr. Wagner Jr. with a well-placed spear for the 1-2-3.

My Opinion: 3.5 out of 5 – This was a strong main event that was gunning for the wildest thing you’ve seen this week (it might have succeeded). This was classic lucha libre through and through, with everybody throwing caution to the wind in spectacular fashion. It also helps that this match got close to seventeen minutes to actually do what it needed to do. I could go for more of this if the plan is to bring these two teams back together at some point.

News Of The Night:

  1. Contra Unit (Simon Gotch and Josef Samael) fight The Von Erichs (Marshall and Ross Von Erich), next week.
  2. Mance Warner fights Bestia 666, next week.
  3. Tom Lawlor returns to address Contra Unit.

Final Verdict: 3.5/5

Some booking decisions aside in the title fight, this was an excellent show that had plenty of great wrestling.


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